Books we love

This week on Books We love, Adrian from North Kensington Library is reviewing This is Pleasure by Mary Gaitskill.

This book is the author’s take on the Me Too movement. Mary Gaitskill narrates events through the voices of her male and female protagonists and gives you the opportunity to make up your own mind.

The story charts the downfall of an editor and the relationship between him and a close female friend in the publishing world.

Mary Gaitskill weaves ongoing themes throughout her story from the very beginning to its natural end. Every word serves a purpose.

I was so captivated I had to read it twice in case I had missed something, so it was lucky because the book is only 56 pages long.

A great choice for a book group discussion which will probably last longer than it takes to read the book. But it is also worth reading with a partner, house mate or friend to provoke an interesting conversation.

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